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Fixin' Healthcare

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Health Insurance and Death Rate

In Massachusetts the implementation of mandatory health insurance coverage resulted in a significant decrease in death rate. It would appear this occurred mostly among poor patients with serious illness. If this holds up to further scrutiny it would confirm this is the group with the most to gain from mandatory health coverage. It would also indicate the most important aspect of the Affordable Care Act for improving health is the Medicaid provision.    

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